March 5th-11th marks Women in Construction (WIC) Week! The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry.
As reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014 women in the U.S. earned on average 82.1 percent what men earned. However, the gender pay gap was much narrower in the construction industry with women earning an average 93.4 percent of a male colleague’s salary. The Bureau further reported 9,813,000 total people were working in construction in 2014 – only 8.9 percent of which were women.
With the demand for construction workers growing at an all-time high, construction management is looking to hire talented men and women to fulfill the growing need. According to Construct Tech, women who are working in the construction industry today are proving they are leaders who recognize the challenges on the job site. They are a catalyst for change driving forward technology initiatives related to building information modeling, enterprise-resource planning, cloud, mobile, and so much more. They add unique value to the job site and provide innovative insight to move a project forward.
Women In Construction Week provides an occasion to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the field. We admire and value all women in the business and we thank our Kenseal team of passionate, strong women for their hard work and dedication!